Quotes by: Taj Mahal

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I would have never gotten to college if it hadn't been for getting up at 4 A.M. and milking them Holsteins.
Taj Mahal
It's very interesting, the dynamics of popularity. When you do something all the time, you don't worry about whether it's trendy or not.
Taj Mahal
The one thing I've always demanded of the records I've made is that they be danceable.
Taj Mahal
My music is really fun music, with some pan-African and pan-American influences.
Taj Mahal
In looking out into the world, it didn't look all that nice out there. And who were the nice people? Certainly Mahatma Gandhi was.
Taj Mahal
As a kid, I always felt connected to Africa; it was something I was very proud of.
Taj Mahal
Ziggy Marley is the third generation of Marleys I know. I knew his grandmother and his dad - I did a children's album with his grandmother. They're like family.
Taj Mahal
I'm doing exactly what I always wanted to do, and I still like what I can do musically.
Taj Mahal
As I got more involved in music, one of the things that made me excited, from the time I was a child, was that clear link between our ancestors and the sounds we hear today.
Taj Mahal
The song of the blues, the song of the music, was something a lot of people missed out on. They thought they had to swagger a certain way or bark at the mic, and you don't have to do that.
Taj Mahal
I was always taught that Latin, Caribbean people were cousins to me, as well as blues was a cousin to me, as well as Africans were direct relatives to me. It was all a part of my language.
Taj Mahal
Naw, it - it never stops, man... You gotta be doing what you're supposed to be doing - whenever, however it's coming down, you know. If you're getting your butt kicked - you still gotta do what you gotta be doing.
Taj Mahal
I wanted to keep pushing the musical ideas I had about jazz, music from Africa and the Caribbean.
Taj Mahal
My grandparents on my father's side came to this country from the Caribbean with a strong connection to Africa and no shame about it.
Taj Mahal
All the music that I play today, I actually heard either at home or in my neighborhood when I was growing up in the '40s and '50s.
Taj Mahal
What the future of the planet and music and art and all of it is sharing; it's diversity.
Taj Mahal
I see myself as a composer who plays music and likes to play with other people, and not just as a solo artist.
Taj Mahal
When I was 5 or 6, I was messing around with the piano, and I listened to everything from Chopin to boogie-woogie.
Taj Mahal
I came up not understanding that a lot of people didn't start to hear music until they went to college or were turned on by an older brother or sister.
Taj Mahal
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